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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

The Martian

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When the Ares III mission on Mars is forced to abort and leave in a hurry, Mark Watney is left behind, presumed dead. He is actually alive, and manages to survive on Mars by cultivating indoors potatoes that were part of the special Thanksgiving meal. Meanwhile NASA discoveres activity on the Ares III site and deduces Watney is actually alive. Watney recovers the Pathfinder probe and uses it to communicate with Earth. NASA attempts to send him food supplies so that he could survive until the arrival of the Ares IV mission 3 years later. An accident destroys Watney's crop and the supply launch by NASA fails. Then someone finds out that the rest of Watney's crew, flying back to Earth on the Hermes could actually slingshot around Earth and return to Mars to pick him up, provided that he would travel 3000 km to the Ares IV site where the return rocket is already waiting for the mission. Although not authorized by NASA, the crew immediately decides to fly back to Mars. Meanwhile, Watney manages to pack all the neede supplies in a rover and travel to the site, take all the unnecessary parts off the rocket to reach as high an orbit as possible. This is still not enough, so the Hermes has to expell most of its atmosphere, acting as a retrorocket, to slow down and successfully catch Watney.

[ Posted on October 14th, 2015 at 23:45 | 1 comment | ]

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Watched it again.

Comment #1, Matthieu Weber (Finland), June 24th, 2018 at 00:11

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